Friendly Visitor/Vigil Volunteer



Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


2005 De Lac Cruz Blvd
suite # 271
Santa Clara
United States


Hospice is a special kind of care designed to provide comfort as well as spiritual and emotional support for people in the final phase of a terminal illness. Heartland Hospice's program utilizes a team approach to meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of our patients and their families.

Volunteers are the heart of our hospice team. We depend on our hospice volunteers to help us provide the extra love and care our patients and their families need at this time in their life.

As a volunteer, your talents can be utilized in the following way(s):

  • The Vigil volunteer is called to provide companionship and presence to patients and families during this time. When families or friends are unavailable, Vigil Volunteers are ready to offer support to the patient.
  • Friendly visitors offer on-site companionship or respite care to our patients.
  • The Office volunteer performs services in the office setting by providing assistance in filing, collating, computer work and or production of agency mailings and more.
  • Special Project volunteer – Do you have a special gift such as quilting, knitting, decorating or more? We need your help!
  • Certified Pet Therapy and Music Therapists are encouraged to apply.

As a Heartland Hospice volunteer, you can donate as much or as little of your time as you desire

As a volunteer, you will love the sense of self-satisfaction you will receive from enriching our patients and families lives.

Free training sessions are available for all volunteers.

For more information, please contact Teri Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, at 408-450-7850 or via email


  • Training Provided


  • Groups
  • Families

How To Apply

Must be 18 to visit patients; administrative volunteer opportunities for 16-17 year olds

Please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 408-450-7850 for more information.